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Phoronix: Win $500 USD From Phoronix, Take Our Survey
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Yeah... You should mention that this is US/Canada only on the news post right away, it's not very fair to bury this (I went to see the rules exactly because I expected it to be this way, unfortunately...).
I didn't know this myself, but will update the post.
Originally Posted by [Knuckles]
I agree, it's unfortunate. I don't think my (and anyone else') clicks on the adverts are less worth then those from US or Canada.
Originally Posted by ernstp
When I make purchasing decisions, I don't look to little annoying .gif files on web pages, I look at reviews, benchmarks, and whether or not the vendor pisses me off.
There were some questions they should have asked in that survey that they did not.
Yeah, it seemed to equate more ads with more sales
I use adblock, so even though I'm outside the US I took the survey to make up for all the ads I miss
Exactly, there is no good reason for "US & Canada" only. When I see these things, I'm glad to say THANKS to the adblock plugin author.
Originally Posted by bobrik
I'm using AdBlock too. I hoped that in the survey I could say phoronix really sucks without AdBlock, but of course, no such option, so I decided to not submit the survey either.
There are lots of technological sites that don't have the stupid annoying ads phoronix has. I still like the articles on phoronix, but that's really it. So if phoronix will mess up article content too, I guess there's not much here for people to go to anymore.